The Icom ID-51A may be the most hi-tech dual band HT in the world. It covers 2 meters and 440 MHz and receives two bands simultaneously (V/V, U/U & V/U). It is IPX7 waterproof and features a built-in GPS! The 128x104 dot-matrix display is impressive. This radio has an astounding 1304 channel alphanumeric memory system. There is a Micro SD card slot for an optional memory card. This can be used to store DVR Incoming/Outgoing Messages, GPS Log and Memory Backup. There is built-in CTCSS/DTCS encode/decode for analog FM. It even features an independent AM and FM broadcast receiver. A new Voice Memory feature records incoming and outgoing calls and can be used as a voice recorder.
This model has been replaced by the ICOM ID-52E.
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